Tag Archives: Ottoman Empire

Ancient Thracian Settlement, Byzantine Fortress in Central Bulgaria Sold to Private Firms, Local Historian Alarms

Land properties in Central Bulgaria containing archaeological monuments from Ancient Thrace and Early Byzantium have been sold to private firms by Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, alarms Rusi Dimitrov, a local history researcher, who has alerted Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor, Presidency, and Council of Ministers, among other relevant institutions. Advertisements

Bulgarian Archaeologist Discovers Ancient Spear Tip Cast in Plovdiv’s Old Town Rescue Excavations

The team of Bulgarian archaeologist Elena Bozhinova has discovered a stone cast for the casting of metal spear tips from the Antiquity period during rescue excavations in the Old Town of the southern city of Plovdiv.

Bulgaria’s Svilengrad to Restore 16th Century Ottoman Arch Bridge with EEA/Norway Grant

A 16th century arch bridge from the period of the Ottoman Empire will be restored by the municipal authorities in the southern Bulgarian town of Svilengrad with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants mechanism.

Englishman Preserves Bulgaria’s Military History by Collecting Artifacts from World War I, World War II

Patrick John Brown, an Englishman living in the Bulgarian town of Avren near the Black Sea city of Varna, is helping preserve Bulgaria’s exciting military history from the first half of the 20th century, including the periods of World War I and World War II.

Bulgaria’s National History Museum Urges Excavation, Restoration of Great Basilica in Early Medieval Capital Pliska

Bulgaria’s National Museum of History has issued a statement urging and promoting the further archaeological excavations and restoration of the 9th century Great Basilica in Pliska, today a small northeastern town, which was the mighty capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 680 and 893 AD.

Scores of Treasure Hunters Pillage Medieval Fortress, Late Iron Age Settlement in Search of Legendary Bulgarian Rebel’s Gold

Over the past month, an enormous number of ruthless treasure hunters from all over Bulgaria have been pillaging several unexplored archaeological sites near the town of Vetrintsi, Veliko Tarnovo District, including a medieval fortress and a Late Iron Age settlement, reports local newspaper “Borba”.

Late Medieval Jewish Necropolis in Bulgaria’s Karnobat to Become Cultural Tourism Destination

A Jewish necropolis from the Late Middle Ages, which is located near the eastern Bulgarian town of Karnobat and contains the earliest known graves of Sephardi Jews in the Balkans, is set to be restored and turned into a cultural tourism destination.

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Signs Grant Contract for Restoration of Ancient, Medieval Rock City Perperikon

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and the southern Kardzhali Municipality have signed a grant contract for the restoration of the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Perperikon, which also harbors a prehistoric, Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city, with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants.

Archaeologists from Bulgaria’s Kazanlak Seek Excavation Permit for Late Antiquity, Medieval Fortress Buzovo Kale

The team of History Museum “Iskra” (“Spark”) in the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak is expecting a permission to carry out excavations at the Late Roman, Early Byzantine, and medieval Bulgarian fortress of Buzovo Kale in the town of Buzovgrad.

Bulgaria’s Burgas to Offer 3D Projections in Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Bath of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

The municipal authorities of Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas plans to offer 3D projections inside the recently restored bath of Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520-1566 AD), which will be opened for tourists as part of the Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Archaeological Preserve.

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Doubles Ticket Prices for Archaeological Preserve of Ancient Rock City of Perperikon

Local authorities have increased twofold the price of the admission tickets for the archaeological preserve of the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval rock city of Perperikon, one of Bulgaria’s top archaeological destinations.

Flooding Damages Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Archaeological Preserve in Bulgaria’s Burgas, Hinders Excavations

The Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Aquae Calidae, which was known as Thermopolis in medieval Byzantium and Bulgaria, has been damaged by a flooding, Burgas Municipality has alarmed.

500-Year Ottoman Yoke Destroyed Bulgaria’s Archaeological Monuments, Archaeologist Says

Bulgaria’s once impressive ancient and medieval archaeological monuments were destroyed during the 500-year period of Ottoman yoke, and today’s Bulgarian society needs to find a way to restore them properly, says famous archaeologist Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov.

Bulgarian Man Finds Silver Treasure of Western European, Ottoman Coins While Plowing Field

A man has stumbled upon an earthen jar with about 90 silver coins from the 16th-18th century while plowing a field with a tractor in the town of Zahari Stoyanovo, Popovo Municipality, in Northeastern Bulgaria.

Archaeologists Find Byzantine Coins, Roman Inscription in Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Preserve in Bulgaria’s Burgas

A new batch of various ancient and medieval artifacts has been discovered during the excavations of the Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Archaeological Preserve in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas, the Burgas Municipality has announced.

Bulgarian Archaeologist to Restore Megalithic City Perperikon’s Medieval Fortress with Norway Funding

Some of the major medieval structures of the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Perperikon, which also harbors a prehistoric, Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city, are to be restored with funding from the Norwegian government, archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov has announced.

Bulgarian Archaeologists, UK Students Unearth Necropolis in Major Medieval City Cherven

Bulgarian archaeologists and archaeology students from the UK have explored a new section of a previously known medieval necropolis in the city of Cherven, one of the major urban, religious, and economic centers of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD).

Construction Workers Come Across Medieval Graves near Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Yambol

Two graves from the Late Middle Ages have been uncovered by construction workers employed on the rehabilitation of the downtown of the southeastern Bulgarian city of Yambol.

Bulgarian Archaeology 2014 Exhibit to Feature 17 New Finds from Ancient Rock City Perperikon

A total of 17 previously unseen archaeological finds discovered over the past year in the Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city and medieval fortress of Perperikon in Southern Bulgaria will be presented during the 8th Annual Exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology” 2014.

Archaeologists Discover 14th Century Gold Coin from India at Medieval Bulgarian Fortress Urvich

A large gold coin minted by the Dehli Sultanate in India in the 14th century AD has been found by Bulgarian archaeologists during excavations of the medieval fortress Urvich located some 20 km southeast of Sofia.